Today we’re chatting to Jo Hill, of Jo Hill Textiles to learn about free motion embroidery and how to get started. Jo is a textile artist and designer based in the Staffordshire countryside, making luxury textile wall hangings, cushions, lampshades and chairs inspired by British wildlife. Using a lovely selection of sumptuous fabrics together with … Continue reading An Introduction to Free Motion Embroidery with Jo Hill Textiles
Some of you will know I have an aunt with dementia. She's the centre of my universe and I love finding beautiful gifts for her; as her illness has progressed, this has understandably become more of a challenge. I had a brainwave at Christmas and hacked my Classic Men's T Shirt Pattern to fit her, … Continue reading Dementia Twiddle Mat
My friend is getting married very soon. We’ve been making lots of beautiful little details for the wedding (which I can’t show until after the wedding in case her mum or bridesmaids see what we’ve done for them!) and I wanted to make something for Becky for on the day. This was supposed to be … Continue reading The Perfect Bride to Be Present – The Kimono Robe
Sponsored content We're getting closer to spring and summer and I thought it was time to start making clothes to suit the beautiful summer I'm hoping for. Last year, I seemed to wear my jeans far too often (needs must to hide my lily white legs) so this year I thought it was time for … Continue reading Tilly and The Buttons Marigold Trousers
Take one incredibly talented sewist, put her in the first series of what would become cult viewing on the BBC, The Great British Sewing Bee, and the rest is history. Now Lauren Guthrie has a beautiful shop in Birmingham, selling lots of gorgeous fabrics and offering workshops for other sewists to perfect their skills; not … Continue reading Visiting Guthrie & Ghani
It's hard to believe I wasn't aware of Adam Ross Fabrics until August last year; it wasn't until the goodie bag sponsors for The Sewing Weekender were announced that I got to hear about them. Nestled in Birmingham, their sprawling warehouse is host to the most amazing fabric selection. I was invited for a little … Continue reading Visiting Adam Ross Fabrics
Sponsored Content It's Mother's Day in the UK in 6 days...I know, 6 days time! I'm working with the lovely people at Tilda to show you how to make a really easy Make Up Bag, Wash Bag, or whatever-you-like zipped bag with just one fat quarter of fabric. This really is the perfect last minute, … Continue reading Amazingly Easy Make Up Bag…the Perfect Stash Buster!